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Join us for exciting conversations about UI/UX design, SaaS products, marketing, and so much more. My awesome guests are industry experts who share actionable knowledge — so that you can apply it in your business today.

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BDTP. Product-led Growth with Todd Olson
00:41:26

Today we have another episode of Better Done Than Perfect. Listen in as In this episode, we talk to Todd Olson, co-founder and CEO of Pendo. You'll learn about the three pillars of product-led growth, the sales process for a highly technical product, the benefits of having a free plan, and more.

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Show notes

Thanks for listening! If you found the episode useful, please spread the word about this new show on Twitter mentioning @userlist, or leave us a review on iTunes.

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This show is brought to you by Userlist — an email automation platform for SaaS companies. It matches the complexity of your customer data, including many-to-many relationships between users and companies. Book your demo call today at userlist.com.

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Sep 30, 2022
Episode 248: Mapping Conversations with Rebecca Evanhoe
00:41:10

These days, you can talk with the digital things around you, like voice assistants and chatbots. How are these experiences designed? Our guest today is Rebecca Evanhoe, co-author of Conversations with Things. You’ll learn about the four pillars of conversational design, what prototyping looks like for this field, how to develop a personality for your voice application, and more.

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This episode is brought to you by Zeplin. Publish finalized designs with one click, provide developers the specs they really need, and share your design system all in an organized workspace that's easy for the entire team to use. From PMs, QA engineers, to executives, Zeplin gives you a place where everyone can collaborate to ship beautiful products together. Get started for free at zeplin.io

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Sep 23, 2022
BDTP. Founder-led Sales with Josh Ho
00:42:42

Today we have another episode of Better Done Than Perfect. Listen in as we talk to Josh Ho, founder and CEO of Referral Rock. You'll learn why you should lean into your founder superpowers, how to choose the right CRM, what to ask during a discovery call, and more.

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Thanks for listening! If you found the episode useful, please spread the word about this new show on Twitter mentioning @userlist, or leave us a review on iTunes.

Sponsor

This show is brought to you by Userlist — an email automation platform for SaaS companies. Onboard, engage, and nurture your customers, as well as marketing leads. To follow the best practices, download our free printable email planning worksheets at userlist.com/worksheets.

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Sep 16, 2022
Episode 247: Self-audit for Designers with Rajeev Subramanian
00:32:28

How can a self-audit help you move forward in your design career? Our guest today is Rajeev Subramanian, founder of Shift UX. You’ll learn about the three stages of doing a self-audit, why it’s important to lean into a specific niche, how this process can help inform your job search strategies, and more.

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Show Notes

This episode is brought to you by Zeplin. Design tools can do almost anything, and with Zeplin they can go even further. Stop spending your time preparing design files for your developers and your PMs. Let Zeplin do it for you! Show user journeys, organize screens, highlight components automatically. See how you can go from design to production faster at zeplin.io.

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Sep 09, 2022
BDTP. Product Monetization with John Kotowski
00:42:39

Today we have another episode of Better Done Than Perfect. Listen in as we talk to John Kotowski, founder and CEO of Buyerson, Inc. You'll learn about the importance of identifying your buyer persona, the three growth tactics through monetization, who should own the pricing problem, and more.

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Show notes

Thanks for listening! If you found the episode useful, please spread the word about this new show on Twitter mentioning @userlist, or leave us a review on iTunes.

Sponsor

This show is brought to you by Userlist — an email automation platform for SaaS companies. It matches the complexity of your customer data, including many-to-many relationships between users and companies. Book your demo call today at userlist.com.

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Sep 02, 2022
Episode 246: Running a Profitable Email List with Chase Dimond
00:48:36

How can you monetize your email list? Our guest today is Chase Dimond, email marketer and founder of multiple companies. You’ll learn how to grow your email list, why you should hyperfocus on your niche, how to run a paid newsletter, how to keep your email list clean, and more. 

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Show Notes

This episode is brought to you by Zeplin. Designers are most comfortable in their own design tool, and that’s the way it should be. But design files can be complex to other team members, and explaining them takes up time that could be spent designing and building! That’s why designers use Zeplin to organize their screens, show user journeys, and present their files to the team. Sign up for free at zeplin.io to get started.

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Aug 26, 2022
BDTP. Now/Next/Later Roadmapping with Janna Bastow
00:40:18

Today we have another episode of Better Done Than Perfect. Listen in as we talk to Janna Bastow, co-founder of ProdPad. You'll learn why product teams are moving away from time-based roadmaps, how this framework allows flexibility, and why it’s okay to apply only some parts of a methodology based on your situation.

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Show notes

Thanks for listening! If you found the episode useful, please spread the word about this new show on Twitter mentioning @userlist, or leave us a review on iTunes.

Sponsor

This show is brought to you by Userlist — an email automation platform for SaaS companies. Onboard, engage, and nurture your customers, as well as marketing leads. To follow the best practices, download our free printable email planning worksheets at userlist.com/worksheets.

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Aug 19, 2022
Episode 245: Engaging In-product Experiences with Pulkit Agrawal
00:38:54

What’s the best way to drive product engagement without getting in the user’s way? Our guest today is Pulkit Agrawal, co-founder and CEO of Chameleon. You’ll learn why less is more in onboarding, practical tips on how to conduct A/B testing of your onboarding process, why it’s important to understand the pain point from the user perspective, and more. 

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Show Notes

This episode is brought to you by Zeplin. Design tools can do almost anything, and with Zeplin they can go even further. Don’t spend any of your time preparing design files for your team — just let Zeplin do it for you! No more dealing with unnecessary layers to show user journeys, explain intent, or organize screens. Get started for free at zeplin.io

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Jul 29, 2022
Episode 244: Employee Experience with Jen Briselli
00:49:43

What is employee experience, and how does it affect the downstream user experience? Our guest today is Jen Briselli, chief design strategy officer at Mad*Pow. You’ll learn about the components of employee experience, why organizations should care to improve it, how to map the ecosystem through a service design lens, and more.

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Show Notes

This episode is brought to you by Zeplin. Design tools can do almost anything, and with Zeplin they can go even further. Stop spending your time preparing design files for your developers and your PMs. Let Zeplin do it for you! Show user journeys, organize screens, highlight components automatically. See how you can go from design to production faster at zeplin.io.

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Jul 22, 2022
BDTP. Finding Product-market Fit with Andrew Reifman
00:32:48

Today we have another episode of Better Done Than Perfect. Listen in as we talk to Andrew Reifman, co-founder and chief product officer at Makeswift. You'll learn why you need to get your product out there as early as possible, how to follow your gut feel in finding the fit, why you should focus on your core product, and more.

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Show notes

Thanks for listening! If you found the episode useful, please spread the word about this new show on Twitter mentioning @userlist, or leave us a review on iTunes.

Sponsor

This show is brought to you by Userlist — an email automation platform for SaaS companies. It matches the complexity of your customer data, including many-to-many relationships between users and companies. Book your demo call today at userlist.com.

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Jul 18, 2022
Episode 243: Orchestrating Customer Experience with Gene Lee
00:42:31

What is customer experience, and why does it involve a multi-disciplinary team? Our guest today is Gene Lee, the Chief Experience Officer at Mailchimp. You’ll learn about the “bookends” and curating touchpoints in the customer journey, conducting experience reviews, using Voice of the Customer data to prioritize roadmaps, and more.

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Show Notes

This episode is brought to you by Zeplin. Designers are most comfortable in their own design tool, and that’s the way it should be. But design files can be complex to other team members, and explaining them takes up time that could be spent designing and building! That’s why designers use Zeplin to organize their screens, show user journeys, and present their files to the team. Sign up for free at zeplin.io to get started.

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Jul 08, 2022
BDTP. Survey-based Research Projects with Becky Lawlor
00:44:45

Today we have another episode of Better Done Than Perfect. Listen in as we talk to Becky Lawlor, founder of Sparkifico. You'll learn about the benefits of doing research content, how to identify the angle for your research, what to include when identifying your audience, tools that you can use for conducting the survey, and more.

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Show notes

Thanks for listening! If you found the episode useful, please spread the word about this new show on Twitter mentioning @userlist, or leave us a review on iTunes.

Sponsor

This show is brought to you by Userlist — an email automation platform for SaaS companies. Onboard, engage, and nurture your customers, as well as marketing leads. To follow the best practices, download our free printable email planning worksheets at userlist.com/worksheets.

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Jul 01, 2022
Episode 242: Introducing Fun Into Your Work with Rafa Conde
00:38:03

How do we bring fun into our work and design? Our guest today is Rafa Conde, founding designer at Along Video. You’ll learn strategies on how to design freely within bounds, elements of design that contribute to delight, tips on how to manage time with the goal of enjoyment, and more.

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Show Notes

This episode is brought to you by Zeplin. Design tools can do almost anything, and with Zeplin they can go even further. Don’t spend any of your time preparing design files for your team — just let Zeplin do it for you! No more dealing with unnecessary layers to show user journeys, explain intent, or organize screens. Get started for free at zeplin.io

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Jun 28, 2022
BDTP. Google Analytics with Julian Juenemann
00:37:40

Today we have another episode of Better Done Than Perfect. Listen in as we talk with Julian Juenemann, founder of MeasureSchool and a Google Analytics expert. You'll learn how Google Analytics has evolved over the years, the benefits of organizing your data, tips when using Google's entire suite of data tools, and more.

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This show is brought to you by Userlist — an email automation platform for SaaS companies. It matches the complexity of your customer data, including many-to-many relationships between users and companies. Book your demo call today at userlist.com.

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Jun 22, 2022
Episode 241: Life & Death Design with Katie Swindler
00:41:36

How can we design effectively for stressful situations, like life and death ones? Our guest today is Katie Swindler, design strategist at Allstate. You’ll learn the role of human intuition in high-stress situations, how to use visuals and sounds in life and death design, what situations warrant special design decisions, and more.

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Show Notes

This episode is brought to you by InVision. The future of work is not about getting things done in one specific way. The future of work is collaborative, where everyone’s strengths can fuel the entire team. That’s where InVision comes in. InVision brings teams and tools together in one real-time collaborative workspace. From kickoffs to handoffs, InVision makes work more inclusive, creative and impactful. Try it for free at invisionapp.com/go/uibreakfast.

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Jun 11, 2022
BDTP. Building Two-sided Marketplaces with John Doherty
00:51:39

Today we have another episode of Better Done Than Perfect. Listen in as we talk with John Doherty, a serial entrepreneur and founder of Credo and EditorNinja. You'll learn why you should first focus on the supplier side, how to reduce friction for all parties, tips for scaling marketplaces, and more.

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This show is brought to you by Userlist — an email automation platform for SaaS companies. Onboard, engage, and nurture your customers, as well as marketing leads. To follow the best practices, download our free printable email planning worksheets at userlist.com/worksheets.

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Jun 04, 2022
Episode 240: Designing for Play & Delight with Richard Ward
00:37:32

Can play and delight be an afterthought? Or must they be integral to a product from day one? Our guest today is Richard Ward, chief design officer at Otter.ai. You'll learn how to balance designing for delight and utility, how to bring joy to product users, ways to get design inspiration, and more.

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This episode is brought to you by InVision. When collaboration thrives, work becomes more inclusive, creative and impactful. Whether it’s strategic plans or spontaneous brainstorms, InVision brings all your people, tools, and ideas together in one real-time collaborative workspace. InVision makes it easy for teams to connect, align, and do incredible work–together. Try it for free at invisionapp.com/go/uibreakfast.

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May 28, 2022
BDTP. B2B Marketing Attribution with Steffen Hedebrandt
00:38:29

Today we have another episode of Better Done Than Perfect. Listen in as we talk with Steffen Hedebrandt, co-founder and CMO of Dreamdata. You'll learn about the typical customer journeys in B2B SaaS, which channels are the easiest to measure, tips for running marketing experiments, and more.

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This show is brought to you by Userlist — the best way for SaaS founders to send onboarding emails, segment your users based on events, and see where your customers get stuck in the product. Start your free trial today at userlist.com.

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May 24, 2022
Episode 239: Product Management for UX with Christian Crumlish
00:40:10

Can designers succeed in managing products? Is it a natural path forward? Our guest today is Christian Crumlish, product consultant and the author of Product Management for UX People. You'll learn how product managers benefit from UX knowledge, how and when startups should focus on their PM efforts, tips for learning product management as a designer, and more.

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Today’s Sponsor

This episode is brought to you by InVision. The future of work is not about getting things done in one specific way. The future of work is collaborative, where everyone’s strengths can fuel the entire team. That’s where InVision comes in. InVision brings teams and tools together in one real-time collaborative workspace. From kickoffs to handoffs, InVision makes work more inclusive, creative and impactful. Try it for free at invisionapp.com/go/uibreakfast.

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May 13, 2022
BDTP. SEO for B2B SaaS with Pawel Grabowski
00:42:32

Today we have another episode of Better Done Than Perfect. Listen in as we talk with Pawel Grabowski, SEO strategist and founder of Smashing Copy. You'll learn why SEO strategy and content strategy are interchangeable in the context of SaaS, how to approach keyword research, practical tips for improving your content, and more.

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This show is brought to you by Userlist — the best tool for sending onboarding emails and segmenting your SaaS users. To follow the best practices, download our free printable email planning worksheets at userlist.com/worksheets.

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May 06, 2022
Episode 238: The Allied Team Model with Anthony Armendariz
00:42:15

Today we explore “the allied teams” model, which combines the benefits of a design agency and an in-house team. Our guest is Anthony Armendariz, co-founder and head of design at Funsize. You'll learn how Anthony finds designers in a competitive hiring landscape, why enterprise clients still value agency work, what team structures work best within large companies, and more.

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Today’s Sponsor

This episode is brought to you by InVision. When collaboration thrives, work becomes more inclusive, creative and impactful. Whether it’s strategic plans or spontaneous brainstorms, InVision brings all your people, tools, and ideas together in one real-time collaborative workspace. InVision makes it easy for teams to connect, align, and do incredible work–together. Try it for free at invisionapp.com.

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Apr 29, 2022
BDTP. Link Building Strategy with Alan Silvestri
00:43:19

Today we have another episode of Better Done Than Perfect. Listen in as we talk with Alan Silvestri, founder of Growth Gorilla and expert in link building. You'll learn how to keep up with your SEO competitors, how to estimate the quantity and types of links you will need, strategies for link building outreach, tools of the trade, and more.

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This show is brought to you by Userlist — the best way for SaaS founders to send onboarding emails, segment your users based on events, and see where your customers get stuck in the product. Start your free trial today at userlist.com.

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Apr 22, 2022
Episode 237: UX Writing vs. Content Design with Yuval Keshtcher
00:37:18

Why do UX writers still use different words to describe their own craft? Our guest today is Yuval Keshtcher, founder of UX Writing Hub. You'll learn how this ecosystem operates, what companies are leading the way with their guides, numerous books and resources to help with UX writing and content design, and more.

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This show is brought to you by Userlist — the best way for SaaS founders to send onboarding emails, segment your users based on events, and see where your customers get stuck in the product. Start your free trial today at userlist.com.

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Apr 19, 2022
BDTP. Conversion Copywriting with Chris Silvestri
00:32:34

Today we have another episode of Better Done Than Perfect. Listen in as we talk with Chris Silvestri, copywriter, designer, and founder of Conversion Alchemy. You'll learn the strategies to increase conversions on landing pages and blog posts, the power of heatmaps and usability testing, resources for further CRO learning, and more.

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Apr 08, 2022
Episode 236: Customer Development with Michele Hansen
00:37:30

How can you make the most of your customer interviews? Our guest today is Michele Hansen, co-founder of Geocodio and author of Deploy Empathy. You'll learn how to get started with customer development, how to incentivize users to participate in interviews, how to structure your calls, and more.

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This show is brought to you by Userlist — the best tool for sending onboarding emails and segmenting your SaaS users. To follow the best practices, download our free printable email planning worksheets at userlist.com/worksheets.

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Apr 05, 2022
Episode 235: UX Hiring with Sarah Doody
00:34:22

How can UX designers position themselves to land the best suitable roles? Our guest today is Sarah Doody, UX researcher, designer and founder of Career Strategy Lab. You'll learn what companies look for when they are hiring designers, tips for crafting your portfolio, creative ways to scope projects before starting, and more.Download the MP3 audio file: right-click here and choose Save As.

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Mar 21, 2022
Episode 234: Asynchronous Communication with Brian Casel
00:28:16

How can asynchronous conversations help us achieve work goals? Our guest today is Brian Casel, founder of ZipMessage. You'll learn why async is so important for remote workers, how it can improve your hiring process, where realtime calls still work better, and more.

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This show is brought to you by Userlist — the best tool for sending onboarding emails and segmenting your SaaS users. To follow the best practices, download our free printable email planning worksheets at userlist.com/worksheets.

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Mar 09, 2022
BDTP. Building in Public with Noah Bragg
00:37:00

Today we have another episode of Better Done Than Perfect. Listen in as we talk with Noah Bragg, founder of Potion. You'll learn about the benefits of building in public, practical tips for producing video content, strategies for posting on social media, and more.

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Feb 25, 2022
Episode 233: Demystifying Product Funnels with Rachel Obstler
00:31:55

What do traditional product funnels have to offer? Our guest today is Rachel Obstler, VP of product at Heap. You'll learn about the shortcomings of product funnels, how granular product data can unlock opportunities, common data science challenges, and more.

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This episode is brought to you by Zeplin. It lets designers spend more time on design, less time on prepping design files for the team. With Zeplin Flows, effortlessly build user journeys with native connectors, flow groups, and text labels, no more maintaining extra layers in your design tool. Zeplin gets the entire team on the same page with exactly what they need to build. It’s so much more than just specs. Get started for free to see why.

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Feb 21, 2022
BDTP. Web Copy for SaaS with Ekaterina Howard
00:28:27

Today we have another episode of Better Done Than Perfect. Listen in as we talk with Ekaterina Howard, a conversion copywriter and strategist. You'll learn about common SaaS copywriting crimes, how to be consistent with your messaging, how to research for the voice of the customer, how to utilize long-form content, and more.

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Feb 12, 2022
Episode 232: Designing Conversations with Daniel Stillman
00:56:06

What frameworks can we use to guide better conversations? Our guest today is Daniel Stillman, conversation designer and executive coach. You'll learn about several conversational modes, why it is important to have conversations with ourselves, how mentorship is different from coaching, and more.

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This episode is brought to you by Zeplin. Designers know that clarity is just as important as creativity. That’s why designers need Zeplin. Zeplin lets you organize and showcase your designs for developers and PMs. Your team will understand exactly what you want to build. No more confusing design files or endless meetings — Zeplin gives your team way more than just specs. Sign up for free at zeplin.io to see why.

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Feb 04, 2022
BDTP. SaaS Content Strategy with Nicole Kow
00:22:24

Today we have another episode of Better Done Than Perfect. Listen in as we talk with Nicole Kow, a B2B marketing consultant and content strategist. You'll learn how to avoid a common content strategy pitfall for many companies, tips for content research, resources for improving writing, and more.

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Jan 31, 2022
Episode 231: Organizing Meetups with Jon Setzen
00:45:24

How much work goes into organizing a successful meetup? Our guest today is Jon Setzen, creative director at Kandji and former host of CreativeMornings LA. You'll learn how to handle meetup logistics, why great volunteers are essential, how to set speakers up for success, and more.

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This episode is brought to you by Zeplin. Designers know that clarity is just as important as creativity. That’s why designers need Zeplin. Zeplin lets you organize and showcase your designs for developers and PMs. Your team will understand exactly what you want to build. No more confusing design files or endless meetings — Zeplin gives your team way more than just specs. Sign up for free at zeplin.io to see why.

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Jan 21, 2022
BDTP. How to Edit Content with Kieran Tie
00:41:32

Today we have another episode of Better Done Than Perfect. Listen in as we talk with Kieran Tie, founder of Chatty, the editorial service. You'll learn the different types of editing, negative writing habits to avoid, how to make niche technical content more appealing, and more.

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Jan 17, 2022
Episode 230: Design Systems for SaaS with Pek Pongpaet
00:47:14

How can design systems help us build products more efficiently? Our guest today is Pek Pongpaet, founder of Impekable, an award-winning agency. You'll learn the importance of design systems, why documentation for these systems is important, how to organize design components, and more.

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Jan 07, 2022
BDTP. SaaS Positioning with Marc Thomas
00:47:10

Today we have another episode of Better Done Than Perfect. Listen in as we talk with Marc Thomas, head of growth at Powered by Search. You'll learn why positioning is crucial for your SaaS business, the step-by-step framework for defining your positioning statement, some examples of SaaS positioning, and more.

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Jan 03, 2022
Episode 229: Object-Oriented UX with Sophia Prater
00:47:58

How can object-oriented UX help designers solve complex product problems? Our guest today is Sophia Prater, UX designer and coach specializing in OOUX. You’ll learn why object-oriented thinking is well-suited for design processes, how a shared vocabulary enables collaboration, practical mapping tips, and more.

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This episode is brought to you by Springboard. Launch your design career with a bootcamp built on mentorship, backed by a job guarantee. Springboard’s UX Design and UI/UX Design bootcamps are 100% online, but that doesn’t mean you’re doing it alone. Every student gets a personal mentor and career coach, plus you’ll work with a real client on a project for your portfolio. Visit https://bit.ly/springboard-ui-breakfast and get a $1,250 discount using promo code NYUIBREAKFAST1250.

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Dec 24, 2021
BDTP. Producing Technical Content with Karl Hughes
00:46:58

Today we have another episode of Better Done Than Perfect. Listen in as we talk with Karl Hughes, founder of Draft.dev. You'll learn how to scale content for different goals, the editorial process he follows at his agency, tips for content promotion, and more.

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Dec 17, 2021
Episode 228: Design Advisory with Brian Lovin
00:38:45

Can designers make an impact as startup advisors instead of providing capital? Our guest is Brian Lovin, founder of Staff Design and product designer at GitHub. You’ll learn how Brian invests in companies with design expertise instead of capital, why design advisory is helpful to startups, lessons that Brian has learned in the process, and more.

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This episode is brought to you by Springboard. Launch your design career with a bootcamp built on mentorship, backed by a job guarantee. Springboard’s UX Design and UI/UX Design bootcamps are 100% online, but that doesn’t mean you’re doing it alone. Every student gets a personal mentor and career coach, plus you’ll work with a real client on a project for your portfolio. Visit https://bit.ly/springboard-ui-breakfast and get a $1,250 discount using promo code NYUIBREAKFAST1250.

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Dec 10, 2021
BDTP. Live Streaming with Cassidy Williams
00:41:00

Today we have another episode of Better Done Than Perfect. Listen in as we talk with Cassidy "Cassidoo" Williams, developer and content creator. You'll learn what equipment and tools Cassidy uses for streaming, tips on how to get started, different approaches to handling the live chat, and more.

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Dec 03, 2021
Episode 227: Product Design Exercises with Artiom Dashinsky
00:43:34

How can we leverage product design exercises in our hiring process? Our guest is Artiom Dashinsky, author of Solving Product Design Exercises and founder of Swag Fair. You’ll learn how to prepare for interviews as a designer, how to evaluate designers as a manager, tips for building your design portfolio, and more.

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Nov 26, 2021
BDTP. Education in Marketing Automation with Chris L. Davis
00:27:35

Today we have another episode of Better Done Than Perfect. Listen in as we talk with Chris L. Davis, marketing automation consultant and founder of Automation Bridge. You'll learn how Chris gained his expertise, the steps in his mentorship and training model, the importance of mapping before automating, and more.

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Nov 19, 2021
Episode 226: Building an Agency Brand with Massimo Zefferino
00:47:12

How do you build an agency that lasts the test of time? Our guest is Massimo Zefferino, founder of zfactor — a 23-year-old brand strategy and design agency. You’ll learn some practical design tips, why “niching down” is important for growth, how having fun and staying true to your brand is crucial, and more.

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Nov 12, 2021
BDTP. Your Go-to-Market Strategy with Lucy Heskins
00:42:10

Today we have another episode of Better Done Than Perfect. Listen in as we talk with Lucy Heskins, an early-stage startup marketing advisor at Oh, blimey. You'll learn about the different frameworks used in go-to-market strategy, how to scale your business using traction channels, content marketing tips, and more.

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Nov 05, 2021
Episode 225: Design for Non-Designers with Tracy Osborn
00:29:16

Can you achieve a solid design for your products without a formal design background? Our guest is Tracy Osborn, author of “Hello Web Design” and Program Director at TinySeed. You’ll learn some of the business benefits of improving your design, how design frameworks can be valuable, how Tracy focuses her books for impact, and more.

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Oct 29, 2021
BDTP. Business Automation with Jimmy Rose
00:36:43

Today we have another episode of Better Done Than Perfect. Listen in as we talk with Jimmy Rose, founder of Content Snare. You’ll learn several automation ideas that can improve business processes, the differences between popular automation platforms, how to automate content and document collection from clients, and more.

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Oct 22, 2021
Episode 224: Service Design with Eleni Stathoulis
00:32:03

Today we talk about service design, a holistic approach to design that considers all involved stakeholders and processes. Our guest is Eleni Stathoulis, design director at Mad*Pow. You’ll learn about the design artifacts created in service design, how Eleni conducts research, real-world examples of service design in action, and more.

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Oct 15, 2021
BDTP. Email Automation & Customer Experience with Jordan Skole
00:42:00

Today we have another episode of Better Done Than Perfect. Listen in as we talk with Jordan Skole, VP of Product Growth at Autobooks. You'll learn why it’s important to consider the entire customer experience, how copywriting can inform design, frameworks for understanding customers and creating email automations, and more.

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Oct 11, 2021
Episode 223: How to Market Yourself with Shawn “Swyx” Wang
00:47:04

Today we talk about marketing yourself, both as a personal brand and at work. Our guest is Shawn “Swyx” Wang, an engineering thought leader and author of “The Coding Career Handbook.” You’ll learn several components of defining your brand, tips on expressing that brand in public, collateral and strategies that will help you at work, and more.

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Oct 06, 2021
BDTP. Email Automation Data & Integrations with Colin Nederkoorn
00:37:45

Today we have another episode of Better Done Than Perfect. Listen in as we talk with Colin Nederkoorn, founder of Customer.io. You'll learn about the common mistakes companies make when setting up their email tools, how to best handle certain types of data, tips for providing “done for you” services, and more.

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Sep 24, 2021
Episode 222: The "Franchise" Philosophy with Jordan Skole
00:39:28

Today we talk about “franchising” — a mental model applicable in marketing and other areas. Our guest is Jordan Skole, a marketing leader and director of product growth at AutoBooks. You’ll learn how to apply this mental model, the best timing for automating processes, tips for solving marketing challenges, the importance of side projects, and more.

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Sep 20, 2021
BDTP. Segments & Lead Scoring with Jason Resnick
00:37:11

Today we have another episode of Better Done Than Perfect. Listen in as we talk with Jason Resnick of ​​NurtureKit. You'll learn how to balance nurture sequences and broadcast emails, how to approach segmentation and lead scoring, tips for improving automations, and more.

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Sep 10, 2021
Episode 221: Behavioral Economics with Kristen Berman
00:38:36

What is behavioral economics, and how can it help us design better products? Our guest today is Kristen Berman, co-founder of Irrational Labs. You’ll learn the key concepts, tips for motivating users, how behavior shapes design, resources for studying behavior, and more.

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Sep 03, 2021
Episode 220: Best Practices in Design with Karl Gilis
00:43:51

Can we ever skip user testing and simply rely on best practices? Our guest today is Karl Gilis, co-founder of AGConsult. You’ll learn what “best practices” mean, where to find them, when user testing is still necessary, and more.

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This episode is brought to you by Wireframea podcast all about creativity and design. They cover a broad range of topics for creative professionals: everything from logo design to UX to typography to product packaging. The show is hosted by Khoi Vinh, Principal Designer at Adobe and one of our previous guests. To listen, search for Wireframe in your podcast app, or follow this link. Our thanks to Wireframe for their support.

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Aug 23, 2021
BDTP. Mastering Email Software with Brennan Dunn
00:51:32

Today we have another episode of Better Done Than Perfect. Listen in as we talk with Brennan Dunn, co-founder of RightMessage. We discuss how he gained his email automation knowledge, and the best practices for email automation.

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Aug 13, 2021
Episode 219: Crowdfunding a Book with Jeremy Slagle
00:45:40

What should you do to ensure your Kickstarter campaign success? How can you avoid common pitfalls in structuring your reward tiers? Our guest today is Jeremy Slagle, founder of Slagle Design. You’ll learn how Jeremy successfully launched two children's book projects, his tips on launching a crowdfunding campaign, benefits beyond funding, and more.

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This episode is brought to you by Wireframea podcast all about creativity and design. They cover a broad range of topics for creative professionals: everything from logo design to UX to typography to product packaging. The show is hosted by Khoi Vinh, Principal Designer at Adobe and one of our previous guests. To listen, search for Wireframe in your podcast app, or follow this link. Our thanks to Wireframe for their support.

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Aug 06, 2021
Episode 218: Building a Calm Company with Hanne Vervaeck
00:41:31

Can you run a successful company while keeping a calm workplace? What practices lead to logical and thoughtful decision making, even in times of high stress? Our guest today is Hanne Vervaeck, COO at Thrive Themes. You’ll learn what “calm” means to them, practical tips on hiring, how they approach work boundaries and goals, and more.

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Jul 23, 2021
BDTP. Building HR Software with Jonny Burch
00:42:02

Today we have another episode of Better Done Than Perfect. Listen in as we talk with Jonny Burch, co-founder and CEO of Progression. We discuss several challenges they face while operating in the HR space — from selling their software to aligning vocabulary with customers.

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  • Progression — Jonny's career growth product
  • Progression.fyi — the original free resource
  • Deliveroo — a popular UK-based delivery company, similar to Uber Eats
  • Dovetail — a tool for capturing product insights
  • Figma — web-based design tool, a community of design advocates
  • Gainsight — customer success and product experience software
  • Segment — a popular customer data platform (CDP)
  • Mixpanel — a tool for event-based analytics
  • Chargebee — a subscription billing & revops platform
  • ChartMogul — a tool for revenue analytics
  • Smartlook — a tool for user behavior tracking, similar to FullStory
  • Follow Jonny on Twitter
  • Follow Progression on Twitter
  • Email jonny@progressionapp.com and mention UIBREAKFAST to claim your product discount

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Jul 19, 2021
Episode 217: Intuitive Product Design with Fabricio Rosa Marques
00:41:55

What are the principles of intuitive product design? How do we apply them to general-use software, such as a presentation tool? Our guest today is Fabricio Rosa Marques, Head of Product Design at Pitch. You’ll learn the story behind their product, how they arrive at design consensus, how they delight users, and more.

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Jul 09, 2021
Episode 216: Meeting Facilitation with Douglas Ferguson
00:39:52

Can you run effective meetings and still protect maker time? Yes, and you can even transform meetings into delightful, collaborative parts of the day. Our guest today is Douglas Ferguson, President of Voltage Control and author of Magical Meetings. You’ll learn what meetings aren’t necessary, how to run meetings that are, tips on how to make those meetings magical, and more.

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Jun 25, 2021
BDTP. Driving Behavior Change with Ashutosh Priyadarshy
00:43:01

Today we have another episode of Better Done Than Perfect. Listen in as we talk with Ashutosh Priyadarshy, founder of Sunsama. You'll learn the story behind their productivity tool, how they define customer success, qualify new customers, and more.

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  • Intercom — a popular live chat tool
  • Typeform — a popular survey tool
  • Superhuman — a popular email client with high-touch onboarding
  • Amplitude, FullStory — product analytics and insights tools
  • Connect with Ashutosh at ashutosh@sunsama.com
  • Email Ashutosh or support@sunsama.com to get three free months of Sunsama

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Jun 18, 2021
Episode 215: Co-Founder Relationships with Shai Schechter
00:38:54

A healthy co-founder relationship is the foundation of a good business. How can we prevent conflicts and alleviate friction? Our guest today is Shai Schechter, co-founder of RightMessage. You’ll learn the story behind RightMessage, how to navigate co-founder relationships, how to leverage different skills and personality types, and more.

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Jun 11, 2021
Episode 214: Growing Your Design Career with Scott Belsky
00:39:46

How can we grow as designers within teams and companies? What can we do to stay happy and do our best work? Our guest today is Scott Belsky, founder of Behance and Chief Product Officer at Adobe. You’ll learn how to think about your design career, learn from great designers, work with teammates and leaders, and more.

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May 28, 2021
BDTP. Building Relationships Using Email Automation with Liz Painter
00:41:25

Today we have another episode of Better Done Than Perfect. Listen in as we talk with Liz Painter, an email strategist and conversion copywriter at Comma Comma. Liz reveals several ways in which we can improve our copywriting and make meaningful connections with our users through email. The underlying theme? Talk to your users!

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May 21, 2021
Episode 213: Managing Paid Ads with Pamela Wagner
00:36:35

What makes a successful paid ad campaign? How can we make this channel work? Our guest today is Pamela Wagner, founder and CEO of Ajala Digital. You'll learn how Pamela helps clients at her agency, what tools they use, what you can do with various budgets, how to get a better return, and more.

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May 14, 2021
Episode 212: Data-Driven Design Decisions with Zack Naylor
00:42:42

How can we use data to drive discussions and solve disagreements as a product team? How can we, as designers, take a seat at the decision-making table? Today our guest is Zack Naylor, the co-founder and CEO of Aurelius. You’ll learn how to convert data into product insights, how to evaluate quantitative and qualitative data, how to say "no" to product roadmap suggestions, and more.

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Apr 30, 2021
BDTP. Using Surveys for Customer Success with Moritz Dausinger
00:32:48

Today we have another episode of Better Done Than Perfect. Listen in as we talk with Moritz Dausinger, founder of Refiner. Moritz shares the story behind his survey tool, when and how to survey your users, and many other tips for making the most of the survey data.

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Apr 23, 2021
Episode 211: Starting a New SaaS Product with Adii Pienaar
01:08:56

What can we learn about starting new SaaS products from a multi-exit founder? Are there generalized lessons that apply for almost every product? Our guest today is Adii Pinaar, the founder of Cogsy and author of Life Profitability. You’ll learn what lessons Adii accumulated from his prior companies, how to evaluate advice before applying it, how to hire in the early stages, and more.

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Apr 16, 2021
Episode 210: Running a UX Patterns Library with Ramy Khuffash
00:34:37

What does it take to successfully run a content library for designers? What are the challenges? Our guest today is Ramy Khuffash, indie hacker and founder of Page Flows and Screenjar. You’ll learn about Ramy’s founder journey, how he works on multiple products simultaneously, how content products compare to traditional SaaS products, his pricing strategy, and more.

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Apr 05, 2021
Episode 209: JTBD Interviews with Alli Blum
00:52:21

How can you do better at user interviews (even if the process scares you)? Our guest today is Alli Blum, SaaS researcher and strategist. You’ll learn all about the Jobs to Be Done framework, top questions to ask, biggest challenges, best practices of conduct, and more.

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Mar 18, 2021
Episode 208: Illustration Systems with Pablo Stanley
00:39:16

Is great illustration a privilege of industry giants? What if every software project could use it freely? Our guest today is Pablo Stanley, iconic illustrator and co-founder at Blush. He shares his take on creativity, illustration systems, his favorite brands, illustration sourcing at Blush, and more.

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Mar 05, 2021
BDTP. Customer Success for Infoproducts with Alex Hillman
01:01:50

Today we’re bringing you the first episode of Better Done Than Perfect’s Season 2. Join us for a talk with Alex Hillman, founder of Stacking The Bricks and author of The Tiny MBA. We discuss the company’s conception and philosophy, how they handle customer service, what makes a great course, and so much more.

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Feb 26, 2021
Episode 207: Scheduling & Calendar Design with Derrick Reimer
00:38:19

What makes a successful scheduling app? We may never know the exact answer, but we can learn from some of the best. Our guest today is Derrick Reimer, founder of SavvyCal. He shares the story behind his new product, calendar design tips, customer success insights, tool recommendations, and much more.

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Feb 22, 2021
Episode 206: Writing Useful Books with Rob Fitzpatrick
00:34:17

What does it take to write a truly useful book? How do you measure and optimize reader engagement? Our guest today is Rob Fitzpatrick, author of The Mom Test and entrepreneur. You’ll hear Rob’s take on traditional publishing vs self-publishing, customer interviews, testing, iteration cycles, book marketing, reader profiles, and his DEEP writing framework.

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Feb 12, 2021
Episode 205: Building Your Platform with Corbett Barr
00:51:14

Not having an online platform these days is tantamount to being invisible. But how do you build and leverage it wisely? Today’s guest is Corbett Barr, founder and CEO of Fizzle. You’ll hear his take on social media, privacy, digital selves, platforms vs protocols, email lists, lead magnets, trends, and much more.

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This episode is brought to you by User.com — a marketing automation software for SaaS companies. The company is hosting the online SaaS Growth Summit (February 11-12, 2021), an event that will feature Saas keynote speakers such as Rand Fishkin, Nathan Latka, April Dunford, and more. UI Breakfast’s very own Jane Portman will also be joining the stage. Head over to saassummit.user.com to join for free.

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Feb 05, 2021
Episode 204: Cross-Device Experiences with Cheryl Platz
00:52:03

As designers, we’re often used to one device format, and that may lead to mistakes. What about accessibility? How can we design seamless experiences for multiple devices? Our guest today is Cheryl Platz, author of Design Beyond Devices. You’ll hear about multimodal design, UX frameworks, system behavior models, accessibility, nudges vs notifications, brainstorming, and more.

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Jan 29, 2021
Episode 203: Designing for Financial Services with Rob Gifford
00:34:25

Designing for financial apps hides many UX challenges. Is it all about fancy dashboards? How do you balance simplicity and information density?. Our guest today is Rob Gifford, Managing Director of Experience Design at Mad*Pow. He shares his story in the profession, and provides resources, examples, research, and inspiration for anyone looking to delve into financial product design.

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Jan 22, 2021
BDTP. Helping Users Do Their Work with Kristina Quinones
00:42:15

We’re bringing you another special episode from the Better Done Than Perfect vault! In this episode, our guest is Kristina Quinones, Head of Customer Experience at MeetEdgar. We discuss how they do onboarding at MeetEdgar, their 7-day free trial experiment, content batching parties, and much more.

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Jan 15, 2021
Episode 202: Designing for Accessibility with Cat Noone
00:36:50

How can we do better at designing websites and applications, so that they cater for people with special needs? Our guest today is Cat Noone, CEO of Stark. You’ll hear about Cat’s mission-driven SaaS, examples of inclusive design, her tool recommendations, as well as her expert tips on accessible design.

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Jan 08, 2021
Episode 201: Data-Driven Insights with Helena Ronis
00:45:56

How can analytics direct us to the right path for our product? And how can we lay the best foundations for measuring website engagement? Our guest today is Helena Ronis, founder and CEO of AllFactors. You’ll hear Helena’s recommendations on analytics, content marketing, driving traffic, SEO, engagement, readership, and much more.

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Jan 01, 2021
BDTP. Switch Interviews & Strategic Context with Alli Blum
00:40:57

Today we invite you to listen to another one of our Better Done Than Perfect episodes. Our guest is Alli Blum, SaaS consultant extraordinaire and onboarding strategist. You’ll learn about Alli’s professional journey, her definition of ideal onboarding, customer success milestones, and her bulletproof advice on conducting customer interviews.

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Dec 25, 2020
Episode 200: The Power of Branding with Dennis Field
00:40:07

Today we celebrate episode #200 with Dennis Field, who was our first guest when the podcast started in 2014. Dennis is the brand specialist at InVision, and the founder of Happy Patron. We talk about branding — the buzzword of the century. How do we define it, and how do we apply this knowledge to UI/UX design? What is the user’s role in your brand’s story? You’ll hear Dennis talk about his work process, brand amplification, storytelling, finding your “why”, employee branding, and the various facets of brand love.

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Dec 18, 2020
Episode 199: Thought-Based Interfaces with Afshin Mehin
00:39:20

Thought-based technologies might often be a cause for fear, but they are nothing new under the sun. By learning more about these technologies and dismantling negative beliefs, designers may be able to stay ahead of the game by catching glimpses into the future. Our guest today is Afshin Mehin, designer and founder of Woke Studio. We dive into the world of thought-based interfaces where you’ll learn about neurotechnology, robotics design, user psychology, and the fascinating potentials for UX design.

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Dec 11, 2020
Episode 198: Desktop Apps vs Web Apps with Steve McLeod
00:31:10

What are the main differences between running desktop apps versus web apps? And which of the two comes with less hassle and problems down the line? Our guest today is Steve McLeod, the founder of Feature Upvote and acquirer of Saber Feedback. You’ll hear Steve’s opinion on switching from desktop to web-based apps, the various maintenance and support issues that may arise, the “boring” aspects of running complex software, and how to prevent the stress that often comes with SaaS.

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Dec 04, 2020
BDTP. Templates & Onboarding Videos with Christopher Gimmer
00:31:00

Today we invite you to listen to one of our latest episodes from Better Done Than Perfect, a new show for SaaS founders. Enjoy this interview with Christopher Gimmer, co-founder of Snappa, where we explore the fascinating topic of templates and onboarding videos. You’ll learn all about these powerful onboarding tools and how to use them effectively in your SaaS company. You’ll also hear Christopher’s take on repurposed content, conversions, the friction of confirmation emails, and much more.

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Nov 27, 2020
Episode 197: Building All-In-One Products with Jesse Hanley
00:27:20

Classic product recommendation is to focus on something, but “all-in-one” products can also get wildly successful. How are they made? Do their multiple features cause chaos and anxiety, or is there a secret sauce to creating harmony? Our guest today is developer, advertizer, and Bento founder Jesse Hanley. You’ll hear how Jesse has been expanding his product over the years, and how he masterfully juggles multiple features, a large user base, support tickets, and much more.

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Show Notes

  • Bento — Jesse’s all-in-one SaaS product, email marketing automation
  • Userlist — Jane’s SaaS product
  • Drip, Klaviyo, Intercom — other popular marketing automation platforms
  • Basecamp — a popular project management and team communication tool
  • React Native — a tool for building mobile apps
  • Slack — a popular team communication app
  • Loom — a video messaging tool
  • Elasticsearch, Honeybadger — tools Jesse uses for fast search queries and error reporting
  • Braze — a mobile engagement automation company
  • Dynamic Yield — a UX optimization platform, acquired by McDonald’s in 2019
  • RightMessage — a web personalization tool by Brennan Dunn and Shai Schechter
  • Follow Bento on Twitter
  • Follow Jesse on Twitter or send him a DM
  • jessehanley.com — Jesse’s personal website

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This episode is brought to you by Userlist — a lifecycle messaging tool for SaaS companies. It’s perfect for sending smart onboarding campaigns, or any other behavior-based communication. We have everything you need to get started quickly and painlessly: developer-friendly API, campaign templates, and hands-on support from the founders. Try Userlist free at userlist.com.

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Nov 20, 2020
Episode 196: The ROI of UX with Mark Baldino
00:40:00

How can we measure the success of our UX work as consultants? How do we even start this conversation with clients, if such metrics involve additional research work?? Our guest today is Mark Baldino, co-founder of Fuzzy Math. You’ll learn all about Mark’s consultancy and his answers to these pressing ROI questions, as well as his view on measuring user satisfaction, creating effective surveys, and more.

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This episode is brought to you by Userlist — a lifecycle messaging tool for your SaaS product. At Userlist, our mission is to make your founder journey more enjoyable and less overwhelming. That’s why we built an email automation tool that does exactly what you need. No more, no less. Manage your users, segment them, and get in touch throughout their journey — all based on their behavior. Try Userlist free whenever you’re ready at userlist.com.

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Nov 13, 2020
Episode 195: Minimalist Design with Brian Gardner
00:37:50

Minimalism may be considered merely an aesthetic choice, but it also determines many other decisions we make in product design and life in general. How can designers implement and stand by their minimalist principles in web and product design? Our guest today is minimalist designer Brian Gardner, founder and CEO of Agent Engine. You’ll learn about Brian’s journey into minimalism, his design philosophy, and his recommendations on staying true to your values.

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Nov 06, 2020
Episode 194: The New Marketing with Claire Suellentrop
00:41:37

The year of 2020 has introduced us to the ‘new normal’ — which we’re, admittedly, still struggling to get accustomed to. How does this, along with the current social unrest, affect the way users make purchasing decisions? Our guest today is Claire Suellentrop, SaaS marketing and growth advisor. You’ll hear Claire’s recommendations on post-pandemic marketing, customer research, company culture, and more.

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This episode is brought to you by Userlist — a lifecycle messaging tool for your SaaS product. At Userlist, our mission is to make your founder journey more enjoyable and less overwhelming. That’s why we built an email automation tool that does exactly what you need. No more, no less. Manage your users, segment them, and get in touch throughout their journey — all based on their behavior. Try Userlist free whenever you’re ready at userlist.com.

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Oct 30, 2020
Episode 193: Designing for Tablets with Mark McGranaghan
00:30:42

How different are tablet interfaces to those of phones and desktops? And what makes a tablet-based app fully functional and worth building? Our guest today is Mark McGranaghan, founding partner at Muse Software and principal investigator at Ink & Switch. You’ll hear Mark’s angle on tablet interface design, industrial research, user onboarding, as well as his advice on building tools for thought.

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Oct 23, 2020
Episode 192: World Wide Waste with Gerry McGovern
00:41:31

As product people, we handle vast amounts of data without thinking about the environment. We make copies and backups of everything, and even our devices are powered to the max. Can we do better? Our guest today is Gerry McGovern, the author of World Wide Waste. You’ll learn about the current risks associated with data waste, along with Gerry’s tips on digital sustainability and minimizing your footprint.

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Oct 16, 2020
Episode 191: From Information to Understanding with Stephen Anderson
00:44:10

How can information be best learned, dissected, and communicated across teams, industries, and products? Our guest today is Stephen Anderson, the founder of the Mighty Minds Club and author of Figure It Out. You’ll hear Stephen’s thoughts on the nature of information, cognition and thinking, interaction design, the importance of team dialogue, his virtual club project, and much more.

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Oct 09, 2020
Episode 190: Software Ideas with Kevin Conti
00:37:07

It might seem that new software products randomly appear in a vacuum, but it’s far from true. How can product ideas be generated, validated, and successfully implemented? Our guest today is Kevin Conti, the founder of Software Ideas. You’ll hear Kevin’s thoughts on product development, validation, marketing, niche review sites, bootstrapping, and presales, as well as his advice for new founders.

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Oct 02, 2020
Episode 189: Prioritizing Features with Corinn Pope
00:31:39

When developing a SaaS product, founders and product managers always have to deal with limited resources. Is there a formula for making the best feature decisions? Our guest today is Corinn Pope, founder of Speckled and prioritization expert. You’ll hear Corinn’s recommendations on roadmaps, decision-making formulas,  prioritization processes, and management tips for all kinds of products.

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Sep 25, 2020
Episode 188: Marketing Ideas & Experiments with Kacper Staniul
00:24:19

How do you keep track of numerous marketing ideas, and decide which ones to implement? Our guest today is Kacper Staniul, growth marketer and maker of Scrapbook. You’ll hear the story behind Kacper’s collection of growth tactics, his lead generation tips, competitor analysis hacks, and a plethora of tool recommendations.

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Today’s Sponsor

This episode is brought to you by Webflow. It gives designers the power of code in a visual interface, allowing you to directly build whatever you have in mind — without engineers. Webflow’s whole thesis is that designers are used to learning complex visual software, but none of these tools actually output production code. Webflow takes that next step by bringing the power of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript into a visual interface. Webflow: the power of code, without writing it. Create a new account at wfl.io/clever and use promo code UXUIBREAKFAST to get 10% off any annual plan.

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Sep 18, 2020
Episode 187: Emotional Design with Adi Mazor Kario
00:39:23

Real behavior change is fueled by emotion. How can designers leverage this universal truth to enhance their products and impact user journeys? Our guest today is Adi Mazor Kario, a design strategist, innovation expert, and author. You’ll learn about emotion-based innovation, empathizing with users, trust-based onboarding, and applying emotional design in a variety of industries.

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This episode is brought to you by the new season of Wireframe — a podcast by Adobe about how UX can help technology fit into our lives. Whether you’re a designer or simply design-curious, you’ll learn how design intersects with the current world changes and hear from major leaders in the design and technology industries. Check out the show here, or just search for “Wireframe” in your favorite podcast app.

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Sep 11, 2020
Episode 186: Reimagining Dribbble with Michael Sacca
00:32:26

Dribbble has been the inspiration destination for designers for over a decade. How is it evolving to meet modern standards and designer needs? Our guest today is Michael Sacca, VP Product at Dribbble. You’ll hear from Michael about Dribbble’s product vision, designer communities, other popular design platforms, hiring designers, and much more. 

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This episode is brought to you by Webflow. It gives designers the power of code in a visual interface, allowing you to directly build whatever you have in mind — without engineers. Webflow’s whole thesis is that designers are used to learning complex visual software, but none of these tools actually output production code. Webflow takes that next step by bringing the power of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript into a visual interface. Webflow: the power of code, without writing it. Create a new account at wfl.io/clever and use promo code UXUIBREAKFAST to get 10% off any annual plan.

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Sep 04, 2020
Episode 185: The Future of Design Education with Ekaterina Solomeina
00:40:31

These days, design roles are becoming more multidisciplinary, while designers are rapidly evolving into leaders. Shouldn’t design education also shift gears, and cater to more inclusive skillsets? Our guest today is Ekaterina Solomeina, creative director, TEDx speaker, and co-founder of Future London Academy. You’ll hear Ekaterina’s insights on design learning, self-improvement techniques, and the misconceptions and current trends in education.

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This episode is brought to you by the new season of Wireframe — a podcast by Adobe about how UX can help technology fit into our lives. Hear from designers and design leaders who have built UX and UI experiences for major companies, and learn how design impacts your everyday life. Check out the show here, or just search for “Wireframe” in your favorite podcast app.

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Aug 28, 2020
Episode 184: Product Management in Hard Times with Randy Silver
00:29:24

The pandemic is drastically affecting industries on a worldwide scale, and product management is not “immune” to these changes. How can product managers navigate through these hard times? Our guest today is Randy Silver, a product management consultant, author, and podcast host. You’ll hear inspiring stories about businesses that have successfully pivoted recently, along with Randy’s tips on sustaining your product and its customers.

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This episode is brought to you by Springboard — a mentor-led platform guaranteed to get you hired for a design role. Springboard’s UI/UX Design Bootcamp will prepare you for your next design job by pairing you with an industry design expert, career coach, and student advisor. You’ll gain real-world design experience and build your portfolio all 100% online. Apply today at springboard.thld.co/uibreakfast2.

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Aug 21, 2020
Episode 183: Customer Success with Anna Jacobsen
00:44:27

Customer success as a discipline is often overlooked in early-stage companies, but it’s essential to define and fulfill customer needs. Our guest today is Anna Jacobsen, a customer success leader, and Head of Customer Success at YouCanBook.me. You’ll learn why customer success is different from customer support, and how to proactively create such opportunities in your product.

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This episode is brought to you by the new season of Wireframe — a podcast by Adobe about how UX can help technology fit into our lives. Whether you’re a designer or simply design-curious, you’ll learn how design intersects with the current world changes and hear from major leaders in the design and technology industries. Check out the show here, or just search for “Wireframe” in your favorite podcast app.

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Aug 14, 2020
Episode 182: SEO vs Design with Daniela Furtado
00:32:10

Have you ever wondered if SEO and design can work hand-in-hand? Our guest today is Daniela Furtado, SEO consultant and founder of Findable Digital Marketing. You’ll learn about on-page and off-page SEO techniques as Daniela hones in on Google algorithms, keyword research, navigation design, UX writing, product naming, and the best SEO practices for any kind of website.

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This episode is brought to you by Springboard — a mentor-led online education platform that helps people transition into a career in design. Springboard’s UI/UX Design Bootcamp matches you with a design mentor, a career coach and a student advisor to guide you along the way. The program is 100% online and a great way to build your portfolio. Apply today at springboard.thld.co/uibreakfast.

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Aug 07, 2020
Episode 181: Jobs to Be Done with Jim Kalbach
00:36:10

How can businesses apply the Jobs to Be Done method to grasp and successfully fulfill customer needs? Our guest today is Jim Kalbach, author of The Jobs To Be Done Playbook and Head of Customer Experience at MURAL. You’ll learn about the human-centered approach to products and marketing, interview methods, job maps, and Jim’s definition of customer success.

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This episode is brought to you by the new season of Wireframe — a podcast by Adobe about how UX can help technology fit into our lives. Hear from designers and design leaders who have built UX and UI experiences for major companies, and learn how design impacts your everyday life. Check out the show here, or just search for “Wireframe” in your favorite podcast app.

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Jul 31, 2020
Episode 180: AI in UX with Tony Beltramelli
00:21:52

AI is disrupting multiple industries, and UX design is no exception. What if UX designers could leverage AI in their workflow? Our guest today is Tony Beltramelli, CEO and co-founder of Uizard Technologies. You’ll learn how AI powers products and interfaces, along with Tony’s insight on high-fidelity deliverables, styling, prototyping, testing, and the evolution of UX design.

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This episode is brought to you by ProductCamp — an online event for all product people: product managers, UX designers, and researchers. It includes 60+ Barcamp presentations, inspirational talks and practical case studies run by top UX designers and product managers such as Melissa Perri, Marty Cagan, Jonathan Courtney, and Scott Belsky. Join the Barcamp for free, or get tickets to the entire event at productcamp.pl.

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Jul 24, 2020
Episode 179: Killer Visual Content with Amy Balliett
00:47:30

Quality visual design is a symbol of trust — but how can companies visually communicate their brand to earn that trust? Our guest today is Amy Balliett, CEO and founder at Killer Visual Strategies and author of the book of the same title. You’ll learn about the best visual strategies along with specific tips on branding, image and palette selection, illustrations, infographics, display ads and social media.

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Jul 17, 2020
Episode 178: Your Personal Design Style with Meg Lewis
00:49:00

“Being yourself” is an important success factor, especially in creative industries. So how can designers explore their own personal design style without fear? Our guest today is designer, comedian and performer Meg Lewis. You’ll hear Meg’s tips on determining personal style while unlearning norms and standards, and how to confidently inject that style into your client work and other projects.

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This episode is brought to you by Userlist — a lifecycle messaging tool for your SaaS product. At Userlist, our mission is to make your founder journey more enjoyable and less overwhelming. That’s why we built an email automation tool that does exactly what you need. No more, no less. Manage your users, segment them, and get in touch throughout their journey — all based on their behavior. Try Userlist free whenever you’re ready at userlist.com.

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Jul 10, 2020
Episode 177: Habit-Forming Products with Sebastian Stockmarr
00:30:56

When it comes to habit-forming products like email, product design is all about finding a balance between power and simplicity. Our guest today is Sebastian Stockmarr, a partner at Founders venture studio and the co-founder of Tempo. You’ll learn the story behind their minimalist email tool, the current state of the email industry, and the various processes they used to shape this product.

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Show Notes

  • Tempo — an email client we're talking about
  • Founders — a startup studio that helps entrepreneurs build the next big thing
  • Lean Startup — a popular methodology not favored by Sebastian, who used a private beta instead
  • iA Writer — another minimalist SaaS product that inspired Sebastian
  • Superhuman — another popular email client
  • Jay Keeree — illustrator and motion graphics designer who worked on Tempo
  • Follow Sebastian on Twitter: @stockmarr
  • yourtempo.co/friend-of-the-app — sign up to receive a discount once product is out of beta

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This episode is brought to you by Userlist — a lifecycle messaging tool for SaaS companies. It’s perfect for sending smart onboarding campaigns, or any other behavior-based communication. We have everything you need to get started quickly and painlessly: developer-friendly API, campaign templates, and hands-on support from the founders. Try Userlist free at userlist.com.

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Jul 03, 2020
Episode 176: Leadership for Designers with Ryan Rumsey
00:37:23

How can designers take business leadership roles? What skills can make them more relevant in the entire business system? Our guest today is Ryan Rumsey, the founder of Second Wave Dive and the author of Business Thinking for Designers. You’ll learn about the various types of leadership, as well as the tools and strategies designers can use at the decision-making table.

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This episode is brought to you by Userlist — a lifecycle messaging tool for your SaaS product. At Userlist, our mission is to make your founder journey more enjoyable and less overwhelming. That’s why we built an email automation tool that does exactly what you need. No more, no less. Manage your users, segment them, and get in touch throughout their journey — all based on their behavior. Try Userlist free whenever you’re ready at userlist.com.

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Jun 28, 2020
Episode 175: Product Trends with Dru Riley
00:33:51

Knowing the newest product trends is pivotal as they can be applied across many industries. But what’s the best way to identify and watch trends? Our guest today is Dru Riley, the founder of Trends.vc. You’ll learn the story behind his famous newsletter, how he creates his reports, and what trends you can apply to your business in 2020 and beyond.

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This episode is brought to you by Userlist — a lifecycle messaging tool for SaaS companies. It’s perfect for sending smart onboarding campaigns, or any other behavior-based communication. We have everything you need to get started quickly and painlessly: developer-friendly API, campaign templates, and hands-on support from the founders. Try Userlist free at userlist.com.

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Jun 23, 2020
Episode 174: Staying Focused with Nir Eyal
00:44:19

Why don’t we always do what we plan or promise? Distractions have been around forever, but there are methods of overcoming them. Our guest today is Nir Eyal, the author of Hooked and Indistractable. You’ll learn all about distractions and the reasons behind them, as well as Nir’s expert tips on managing your time effectively.

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This episode is brought to you by Userlist — a lifecycle messaging tool for your SaaS product. At Userlist, our mission is to make your founder journey more enjoyable and less overwhelming. That’s why we built an email automation tool that does exactly what you need. No more, no less. Manage your users, segment them, and get in touch throughout their journey — all based on their behavior. Try Userlist free whenever you’re ready at userlist.com.

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Jun 17, 2020
Episode 173: Voice UX with Sina Kahen
00:29:33

Voice UX is one of the fastest-growing technologies in history. Why is it so effective? Is it any similar to conventional UX design? Our guest today is Sina Kahen, co-founder of The Voice Course. You’ll learn the fundamentals of voice and conversational UX, how voice is used in some popular apps, and how to get started with the right tools and resources.

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This episode is brought to you by Userlist — a lifecycle messaging tool for SaaS companies. It’s perfect for sending smart onboarding campaigns, or any other behavior-based communication. We have everything you need to get started quickly and painlessly: developer-friendly API, campaign templates, and hands-on support from the founders. Try Userlist free at userlist.com.

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Jun 10, 2020
Episode 172: Naming Your Product with Brad Flowers
00:42:15

We all know that a good brand name is essential, but the actual process often remains a mystery. Our guest today is Brad Flowers, the founder of Bullhorn Creative and the author of The Naming Book. You'll learn about the stages of the naming process, why it doesn't have to be customer-centric, and how to make the right decision.

P.S. No words can describe what's going on in the world. The interview was recorded several weeks in advance. Sponsorship revenue from this episode goes to Black Lives Matter.

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This episode is brought to you by Encrypt.me — the ideal VPN service for teams. Working remotely calls for tighter cyber security. Encrypt.me for Teams covers all of your company’s privacy needs by securing your business network and providing essential privacy tools. Sign up at encrypt.me/uibreakfast and save 25% on your initial subscription.

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Jun 02, 2020
Episode 171: Working Solo with Rafal Tomal
00:26:05

Is building an agency the only path to design success? Can you succeed on your own? Our guest today is Rafal Tomal, a UI/UX design consultant who has recently returned to working solo. You’ll learn how to scale your freelance business while focusing on your favorite work, how to get help from contractors, and how to grow professionally without growing in team size.

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This episode is brought to you by Encrypt.me. Their Teams Plan is the ideal VPN service for keeping your business secure. Keep your team safe with your own private servers, content filtering, and other key features. Sign up at encrypt.me/uibreakfast and save 25% on your initial subscription.

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Hugo provides centralized, searchable meeting notes for your team. It connects with tools like Zoom, Slack, Zendesk, and HubSpot, and it’s free for up to 40 users. Head over to hugo.team to learn more.

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May 25, 2020
Episode 170: The Power of Workshops with Jonathan Courtney
00:42:24

How can you use workshops to level up your design practice? Why are they exponentially better than regular meetings? Our guest today is Jonathan Courtney, CEO of AJ&Smart and the author of The Workshopper Playbook. You'll learn how they transformed their business using workshops, why this collaboration method is so powerful, and how to get started with your first workshop.

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This episode is brought to you by Encrypt.me — the ideal VPN service for teams. Working remotely calls for tighter cyber security. Encrypt.me for Teams covers all of your company’s privacy needs by securing your business network and providing essential privacy tools. Sign up at encrypt.me/uibreakfast and save 25% on your initial subscription.

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ScatterSpoke is an online retrospective tool for agile teams. It gives them tools and data to improve the way they inspect their practices. So you can create a culture of continuous improvement, rapid experimentation, and change for the better. Head over to scatterspoke.com to learn more.

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May 17, 2020
Episode 169: Building Your Brand with Austin Church
00:46:58

How do you approach something as ephemeral as your brand? Can us mere mortals do it? Our guest today is Austin Church, a brand consultant and co-founder of Balernum. You'll learn what a brand means, how to develop your brand using simple DIY methods, and how to communicate it on your website and in your product.

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This episode is brought to you by Balsamiq — the low fidelity wireframing tool loved by founders, product managers, marketers, designers, and developers. You just drag, drop, and position pre-made components on the screen. You'll be amazed at the great interfaces you'll be able to create. They even offer wireframing courses to help you get started. Now with just-released brand new versions, it's time to give Balsamiq another look! See what's new at balsamiq.com.

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May 13, 2020
Episode 168: Succeeding at Freemium with Tim Valishev
00:34:36

Should you go freemium? Will it help your SaaS grow, or kill your revenue instead? Our guest today is Tim Valishev, co-founder and CEO of JivoChat. We talk about their many years of growth as a freemium product, how to adopt the right mindset when it comes to your free plan, how to balance free and paid features, how to encourage conversions from free to paid, and much more.

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This episode is brought to you by Encrypt.me. Their Teams Plan is the ideal VPN service for keeping your business secure. Keep your team safe with your own private servers, content filtering, and other key features. Sign up at encrypt.me/uibreakfast and save 25% on your initial subscription.

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May 04, 2020
Episode 167: Designing Effective Presentations with Payman Taei
00:40:19

Presentations are everywhere: we use them for talks, webinars, investor meetings, and many other occasions. Today our guest is Payman Taei, the founder of Visme. You'll learn the story behind their tool, what makes a good presentation, how to translate your ideas into visuals, and what mistakes to avoid.

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This episode is brought to you by Balsamiq — the most focussed tool for low-fidelity wireframing. Other tools let you fidget with details all day. Balsamiq Wireframes keeps you focused on functionality and copy. Period. With all new desktop apps and collaboration features, Balsamiq has improved a lot since you've last used it… It's time to give it another look! Check it out at balsamiq.com.

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Apr 26, 2020
Episode 166: Continuous Product Validation with Arvid Kahl
00:47:15

Should you relax once you find that mythical product-market fit? Our guest today is Arvid Kahl, the author of The Bootstrapped Founder blog. You'll learn how to stay in touch with your market, proactively collect customer feedback, overcome technical challenges, and make sure your product remains the best solution for your audience.

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Apr 21, 2020
Episode 165: Designing Event Experiences with Paul Campbell
00:51:39

What makes a great live event? What makes a great remote event? Our guest today is Paul Campbell, co-founder and CEO of Tito. The recent crisis nearly threw them out of business, but they didn't give up and built a new live-streaming platform. You'll learn about Paul's journey, what spectacular event experience means for him, and how to navigate the organizational constraints while staying true to your values.

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Apr 12, 2020
Episode 164: Enterprise Product Design with Rakesh Patwari
00:31:07

How are the most successful enterprise products designed? Is the process any different from consumer applications? Our guest today is Rakesh Patwari, director of product design at Salesforce and a design educator. You'll learn how the enterprise ecosystem works, how to approach complex products with the right mindset, and how to pursue a career in this field.

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This episode is brought to you by Nusii — proposal software made easy for creatives. Do you get stressed every time a new lead hits your inbox? Nusii was built to help you create, send, track and manage your proposals in one easy-to-use app. Forget about searching for your best content, and following up with clients to sign on the dotted line. Visit nusii.com/uibreakfast for a 30% discount on your first 3 months.

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Apr 05, 2020
Episode 163: Building Communities with Courtland Allen
00:46:01

Why do some online communities thrive, and the others fizzle out? What is the secret sauce? Our guest today is the awesome Courtland Allen, the founder of Indie Hackers. You'll learn how to start a community from scratch, choose the right format, handle the mechanics, make it safe, and much more.

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This episode is brought to you by Nusii — proposal software made easy for creatives. Do you get stressed every time a new lead hits your inbox? Nusii was built to help you create, send, track and manage your proposals in one easy-to-use app. Forget about searching for your best content, and following up with clients to sign on the dotted line. Visit nusii.com/uibreakfast for a 30% discount on your first 3 months.

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Mar 30, 2020
Episode 162: Designing for Behavior Change with Amy Bucher
00:43:18

How do you design a product that truly changes people's lives? Our guest today is Amy Bucher — a UX specialist focusing on behavior-change design, and the author of Engaged. You'll learn about the core principles of behavior-change design, how to help users achieve their goals, how accountability works, and how to craft an engaging and motivating product experience.

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This episode is brought to you by Userlist — a lifecycle messaging tool for your SaaS product. At Userlist, our mission is to make your founder journey more enjoyable and less overwhelming. That’s why we built an email automation tool that does exactly what you need. No more, no less. Manage your users, segment them, and get in touch throughout their journey — all based on their behavior. Try Userlist free whenever you’re ready at userlist.com.

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Mar 24, 2020
Episode 161: Managing Product Versions with Max Seelemann
00:35:25

Today we talk about the "hidden" infrastructure around software products — release announcements, app store assets, help documentation, and much more. Our guest is Max Seelemann, executive director at Ulysses (an award-winning writing app for Mac and iOS). He shares how their product has evolved over the years, how they meticulously approach each release, how to handle localizations, and how to nurture relationships with the press.

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This episode is brought to you by Nusii — proposal software made easy for creatives. Do you get stressed every time a new lead hits your inbox? Nusii was built to help you create, send, track and manage your proposals in one easy-to-use app. Forget about searching for your best content, and following up with clients to sign on the dotted line. Visit nusii.com/uibreakfast for a 30% discount on your first 3 months.

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Mar 18, 2020
Episode 160: Engaging Older Adults with Judy Dressner
00:21:48

Today we're taking a look at another industry where design can make a difference — products for older adults. Our guest is Dr. Judy Dressner, specializing in occupational therapy and gerontology. You'll learn what challenges the senior citizens face when interacting with the world, and how software can help.

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This episode is brought to you by Podcast Motor — a podcast editing service for busy professionals. You just show up and record great content, and they handle the rest: audio editing, shownotes, publishing, promotion, and much more. Check them out at podcastmotor.com, and mention UIBREAKFAST to get $50 off your first order.

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Mar 06, 2020
Episode 159: Designing for Analytics with Brian O'Neill
00:43:35

Why are some dashboards so meaningless? How can you make information helpful? Today our guest is Brian O'Neil, founder & principal of Designing for Analytics. You'll learn how to approach data visualization thoughtfully, how to help users make their decisions, why you shouldn't go after fancy diagrams, and why "removing everything" isn't always your best strategy.

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This episode is brought to you by Podcast Motor — a podcast editing service for busy professionals. You just show up and record great content, and they handle the rest: audio editing, shownotes, publishing, promotion, and much more. Check them out at podcastmotor.com, and mention UIBREAKFAST to get $50 off your first order.

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Feb 29, 2020
Episode 158: Digital Security with Michael Buckbee
00:30:54

What do we need to know about digital security as website owners and SaaS founders? Our guest today is Michael Buckbee, the founder of Expedited Security. We talk about different aspects of security online: top risks, TLS/SSL, encryption, VPNs, bug bounties, and much more.

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This episode is brought to you by Lightmatter. Have you ever wondered how top companies ship new features so quickly? Or have you ever struggled to get that awesome UX and UI you were going for? That’s where Lightmatter comes in. They act as a direct extension of design and development teams at some of the world’s top companies. Whether your company needs a new brand, website, or app, they can help. Check them out at lightmatter.com/uibreakfast to learn more.

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Feb 20, 2020
Episode 157: Serving Your Customer's Customers with Adii Pienaar
00:43:49

What are the implications of building software that interacts with your customer's customers? Our guest today is Adii Pienaar, previosly the founder of WooCommerce and Conversio. We talk about his five-year journey with Conversio, product lessons learned, how to do freemium right, how to stay ethical, and much more.

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This episode is brought to you by Lightmatter. Lightmatter helps some of the world’s fastest growing companies design and develop their software applications. Whether you don’t yet need an in-house engineering team, or you’re busy growing the next unicorn and can’t hire fast enough, there’s an immense value in working with a group of experts like Lightmatter. Check them out at lightmatter.com/uibreakfast to learn more.

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Feb 15, 2020
Episode 156: Ethical Cold Email with Mike Taber
00:27:36

Today we're talking about the sensitive industry of email outreach. Our guest is Mike Taber, the founder of Bluetick (as well as co-founder of MicroConf and Startups For the Rest of Us). You'll learn about the challenges of the email industry, differences between cold and warm outreach, what makes a perfect email, and how to make sure that your software is used as intended.

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This episode is brought to you by Lightmatter. Have you ever wondered how top companies ship new features so quickly? Or have you ever struggled to get that awesome UX and UI you were going for? That’s where Lightmatter comes in. They act as a direct extension of design and development teams at some of the world’s top companies. Whether your company needs a new brand, website, or app, they can help. Check them out at lightmatter.com/uibreakfast to learn more.

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Feb 06, 2020
Episode 155: Writing Microcopy with Yael Ben-David
00:41:59

No matter how great your software is, poor copy can still ruin the entire user experience. How do we choose the right words then? Our guest today is Yael Ben-David, a UX writer and thought leader. We talk how UX writing process works in real life, how to develop (and capture) voice and tone for your product, and how to improve your microcopy using simple proven methods.

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This episode is brought to you by Lightmatter. Lightmatter helps some of the world’s fastest growing companies design and develop their software applications. Whether you don’t yet need an in-house engineering team, or you’re busy growing the next unicorn and can’t hire fast enough, there’s an immense value in working with a group of experts like Lightmatter. Check them out at lightmatter.com/uibreakfast to learn more.

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Jan 21, 2020
Episode 154: Refactoring UI with Adam Wathan and Steve Schoger
00:42:25

Can developers build beautiful software on their own, without relying on a designer? One team decided to teach this knowledge, and scored massive success. Meet the brains behind Refactoring UI, Adam Wathan and Steve Schoger. You'll learn the story of their project, their favorite design tips, and how much work goes into every bit of content they publish.

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This episode is brought to you by Lightmatter. Have you ever wondered how top companies ship new features so quickly? Or have you ever struggled to get that awesome UX and UI you were going for? That’s where Lightmatter comes in. They act as a direct extension of design and development teams at some of the world’s top companies. Whether your company needs a new brand, website, or app, they can help. Check them out at lightmatter.com/uibreakfast to learn more.

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Jan 11, 2020
Episode 153: Your First 100 Customers with Asia Matos
00:42:26

Getting your first SaaS customers is inevitably a grind; but it helps to be methodical about your process. Our guest today is the incredible Asia Matos, founder of DemandMaven. You'll learn what a typical funnel looks like for a SaaS business, how to recruit your early users, and what strategies can help you scale later.

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This episode is brought to you by Lightmatter. Lightmatter helps some of the world’s fastest growing companies design and develop their software applications. Whether you don’t yet need an in-house engineering team, or you’re busy growing the next unicorn and can’t hire fast enough, there’s an immense value in working with a group of experts like Lightmatter. Check them out at lightmatter.com/uibreakfast to learn more.

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Dec 23, 2019
Episode 152: Illustration in UX with Krystal Lauk
00:23:01

How can custom illustration make your product truly shine? Our guest today is Krystal Lauk, the founder of an illustration-led design agency. You'll learn why illustration is an integral part of the entire user experience, what brands set a good example, and how to approach the creative process.

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This episode is brought to you by Lightmatter. Have you ever wondered how top companies ship new features so quickly? Or have you ever struggled to get that awesome UX and UI you were going for? That’s where Lightmatter comes in. They act as a direct extension of design and development teams at some of the world’s top companies. Whether your company needs a new brand, website, or app, they can help. Check them out at lightmatter.com/uibreakfast to learn more.

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Dec 09, 2019
Episode 151: Powerful Case Studies with Joel Klettke
00:46:35

Testimonials and case studies hold enormous marketing potential (without coming off as salesy). Our guest today is Joel Klettke, the founder of Case Study Buddy. You'll learn what makes a powerful case study, how to produce one yourself, and how to use them in your sales & marketing process.

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Nov 22, 2019
Episode 150: Understanding Product-Market Fit with Derrick Reimer
00:45:21

Growing a SaaS company is such a slow process. How do you know if you're on the right track? Our guest today is Derrick Reimer, a founder of several SaaS companies and a fellow podcaster. You'll learn the story of his previous SaaS product, multiple ways to validate your product idea, and what are the signals that a product-market fit is happening (or not).

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Nov 08, 2019
Episode 149: Tech Education for Kids with Miriam Tocino
00:29:21

The tech world is complex enough to puzzle adults, not to mention children. How shall we teach them about computers? Our guest today is Miriam Tocino, the author of Zerus & Ona book series. We discuss the challenges of parenthood, how Miriam has used intuitive writing to create an engaging book experience, and how to bring up our kids with the right technical mindset.

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Oct 31, 2019
Episode 148: SaaS Websites with Josh Garofalo
00:42:35

Great copy can turn your SaaS marketing website into a money-making machine. But how do you get it right? Our guest today is Josh Garofalo, a SaaS copywriter and consultant at Sway Copy. You'll learn why customer research is the most important step in the copywriting process, how exactly to approach the key pages of your website, and what mistakes to avoid.

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Oct 06, 2019
Episode 147: Product Positioning with April Dunford
00:47:48

As a founder, you always know why your product is awesome. But how do you explain it to your customers? Our guest today is the amazing April Dunford — a positioning expert and author of Obviously Awesome. You'll learn why positioning is so critical, how April polished her positioning method over the years, and how to find the "secret sauce" for your own product.

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Sep 23, 2019
Episode 146: Q&A with the Userlist Team
00:44:19

In this special episode, three Userlist co-founders — Claire Suellentrop, Benedikt Deicke, and Jane herself — get together to answer a few questions from the audience. They share the strategy behind their recent Product Hunt launch (which scored #1 Product of the Day), their founding story, product management techniques, and so much more.

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Sep 09, 2019
Episode 145: The Business of Mobile Apps with Sean Casto
00:38:25

Today we're looking into the mobile app ecosystem, which differs dramatically from the cosy world of SaaS. Our guest to day is Sean Casto, the founder of PreApps — a marketing agency that has helped thousands of apps reach millions of downloads. You'll learn about the key ingredients of success in the mobile industry, and different ways to market and monetize your app.

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Aug 29, 2019
Episode 144: Product Integrations with Rob Walling
00:31:30

Integrations are a fantastic way of growing your product while providing value to your customers. However, you need to approach them carefully and strategically. Our guest today is Rob Walling, co-founder of MicroConf, TinySeed, and Drip. You'll learn how to use integrations as a customer acquisition channel, and what goes into a successful integration — from making the initial decision to creating support docs and co-marketing opportunities.

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Aug 10, 2019
Episode 143: Designing for Healthcare with Chris Kiess
00:39:11

Healthcare industry involves enormous resources, but has always been "playing catchup" when it comes to software. Our guest today is Chris Kiess, a user experience designer and author. You'll learn about his unique story within the industry, different areas of healthcare UX, typical use cases, professional challenges, and how to pave your own path in healthcare design.

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Jul 27, 2019
Episode 142: Game Thinking with Amy Jo Kim
00:37:42

Isn't game theory all about points, levels, and badges? Definitely not. These are all just visible mechanics, the superficial icing on the cake. Our guest today is the amazing Amy Jo Kim — a startup coach, game designer, best-selling author, and the founder of Game Thinking. You'll learn how to use her method with early superfans, and fundamentally shape the entire customer journey: discovery, onboarding, habit building, and mastery.

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Jul 12, 2019
Episode 141: Launch Best Practices with Keith Perhac
00:41:44

"Build it, and they will come" could not be a bigger lie: an effective launch is crucial to your product success. Our guest today is Keith Perhac, founder of SegMetrics. You'll learn how to turn a few random emails into a cohesive launch experience, "prime the pump" for your product, and measure the outcome — so that you can optimize and iterate.

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Jun 27, 2019
Episode 140: Sustainable UX with James Christie
00:35:49

Environmental impact of the software industry is unbelievable. Luckily, there are people and companies who want to make a practical difference against global warming (as well as educate others). Our guest today is James Christie, an experience designer and founder of SustainableUX. You'll learn how to make sustainable choices about the way you work, what service providers you choose, how you design & code, and much more.

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Jun 14, 2019
Episode 139: Understanding Account-Level Engagement in SaaS with Derek Skaletsky
00:25:54

Many SaaS businesses track engagement for each user individually — pretending that companies don't exist. But this approach can be downright dangerous, because B2B software is all about company accounts. Our guest today is Derek Skaletsky, founder and CEO of Sherlock. We talk about best practices in tracking account-level engagement, and ways to make such data consumable and actionable.

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May 31, 2019
Episode 138: Blogging Strategy for SaaS with Kaleigh MooreTrends come and go, but content marketing — particularly blogging — remains one of the top marketing channels for SaaS companies. Our guest today is the awesome Kaleigh Moore, freelance content writer for SaaS and ecommerce. You'll learn how to produce top-performing blog posts, promote them, leverage different media types, and make your content as evergreen as possible.
00:35:12

Trends come and go, but content marketing — particularly blogging — remains one of the top marketing channels for SaaS companies. Our guest today is the awesome Kaleigh Moore, freelance content writer for SaaS and ecommerce. You'll learn how to produce top-performing blog posts, promote them, leverage different media types, and make your content as evergreen as possible.

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May 24, 2019
Episode 137: Lean, Agile & Design Thinking with Jeff Gothelf
00:34:50

There are so many design methodologies available these days — lean, agile & design thinking being the most popular. Could you use them side-by-side? Our guest today is Jeff Gothelf, author of Lean UX and Sense & Respond, and co-founder of Sense & Respond Press. You'll learn how to make the most out of these frameworks, help teams talk to each other, and measure customer outcomes (instead of your effort) using the right behavior metrics.

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May 03, 2019
Episode 136: Hidden Powers of Adobe Document Cloud with Liang-Cheng Lin
00:36:44

The fist version of Adobe Acrobat was released in 1993, alongside the newly created PDF format. What has changed since then? Our guest today is Liang-Cheng Lin, senior design manager at Adobe. You'll learn about the philosophy behind their platform, how PDF has evolved into a powerful editable format, and UX challenges they face as one of the most popular tools in the world.

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Apr 19, 2019
Episode 135: Multi-Product Portfolio Model for SaaS with JD Graffam
00:44:30

Acquiring more products as a growth strategy isn't new under the sun, but seems unusual for our SaaS ecosystem. Our guest today is JD Graffam, the owner of two agencies and a portfolio of SaaS businesses. We talk about his unconventional background story, how he handles multiple products, and the strategy behind new acquisitions.

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Apr 05, 2019
Episode 134: UX Writing with Yuval Keshtcher
00:41:04

With all technology available, words remain our #1 design tool for creating engaging experiences. How do you write an interface? Our guest today is Yuval Keshtcher, founder of UX Writing Hub. You'll learn about the craft of UX writing, how to define the voice and tone of your product, and how to capture it in a content style guide — like big brands do.

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Mar 24, 2019
Episode 133: SaaS Pricing with Patrick Campbell
00:29:53

Pricing means so much for any product. But why are most SaaS companies shooting in the dark there? Our guest today is the famous Patrick Campbell, co-founder and CEO of ProfitWell (previously Price Intelligently). You'll learn why value-based pricing is so important, how to choose the right value metric, and how to create your subscription model based on research.

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Mar 09, 2019
Episode 132: Feature Audit with Brian Rhea
00:38:22

How do you know what features in your product bring the most value? How can you "make your strengths stronger" and gracefully remove unpopular features? Today our guest is Brian Rhea, product strategist and the founder of Feature Audit. You'll learn the story behind his analytics tool, how to conduct your own feature audit, and how to apply the results in your product strategy and consulting work.

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Feb 24, 2019
Episode 131: Design Sprint with Jonathan Courtney
00:39:08

Design Sprint is an extremely productive five-day framework for solving design problems. Not only it returns immediate results, but it also gets everyone on the same page and brings the best ideas to the surface. Our guest today is Jonathan Courtney, CEO and founder of AJ&Smart. You'll learn what makes sprints so effective, what exactly happens during these five days, and how to get started with your next client.

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Feb 10, 2019
Episode 130: Deep Work with Jonathan Anderstrom
00:30:06

There are many creative methods to stay productive; this story is no exception! Our guest today is Jonathan Anderstrom, co-founder and president of Creed Interactive. We talk about the deep work culture in their agency, and their unique way of seamlessly blending onsite and remote collaboration.

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Jan 25, 2019
Episode 129: UX Research Tools with Andrew Mayfield
00:29:24

What tools and methods should you use in your next UX project? Our guest today is Andrew Mayfield, CEO of Optimal Workshop. We talk about their amazing collection of UX research tools, and dive into some of the methods — card sorting, tree testing, and others.

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Jan 18, 2019
Episode 128: Writing Great Product Specs with Janna Bastow
00:35:04

What kind of product specs are the best to work with? How do you document your vision? Our guest today is Janna Bastow — co-founder and CEO of ProdPad, co-founder of Mind the Product, and product person at heart. You'll learn why product specs are always a work in progress, how to deal with deadlines, document your goals and tasks, and iterate based on customer feedback.

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Jan 02, 2019
Episode 127: Content Strategy with Chris Huylebroeck
00:38:16

How do you structure website content based on user needs? How do you make the most important things easy to find? Our guest today is Chris Huylebroeck, a famous information architect and content strategist. We dive into the four steps of creating a content strategy: figuring out what information is needed (and why), auditing existing materials, structuring content, and presenting it to your audience.

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Dec 15, 2018
Episode 126: Company Values Done Right with Haraldur Thorleifsson
00:35:00

How do you stay true to yourself when your company grows and changes? How do you document the principles for your communication and decision-making? Our guest today is Haraldur Thorleifsson, the founder & CEO of Ueno — an award-winning digital agency. We talk about his unique personal story and how it translates into their company values, tying together people in four offices around the world.

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Nov 30, 2018
Episode 125: Defining & Building New Features with Emily Tate
00:40:20

What features should you build next? Will your product be ever "done"? How to avoid "building yourself into the corner"? Our guest today is the awesome Emily Tate, US General Manager at Mind the Product. You'll learn how to prioritize new features, create roadmaps based on user research, and ignore "squeaky wheals" while focusing on truly important product work.

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Nov 17, 2018
Episode 124: Deciphering GDPR with Aleth Gueguen
00:35:54

The avalanche of GDPR updates has passed, but regulations are here to stay. Can you sleep well? Our guest today is Aleth Gueguen, an independent software consultant focusing on privacy regulations. You'll learn about the philosophy behind GDRP, the key terms, and what compliance means for you and your customers.

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Nov 02, 2018
Episode 123: Bridging the Execution Gap in Digital Strategy with Jonathon Hensley
00:36:58

According to research, 84% of digital transformation projects fail. How can we fix that? Who is responsible — the leadership or the execution team? Our guest today is Jonathon Hensley, founder & CEO of Emerge Interactive. You'll learn how to define (and document) your vision as a product owner, build the best team possible, and drive digital projects to the desired outcome.

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Oct 19, 2018
Episode 122: Starting New Projects with David Kadavy
00:42:59

How do you find motivation and energy to create something new, something you've been dreaming of? Our guest today is David Kadavy, the famous author of Design for Hackers, and we talk about his latest book — The Heart to Start. You'll learn how to effectively start new projects, combat procrastination, find an audience, and fuel your creativity.

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Oct 05, 2018
Episode 121: Managing Customer Feedback with Sofia Quintero
00:35:57

Listening to customer feedback is one of the best ways to improve your product (and your marketing). But it can get so overwhelming! Our guest today is the charming Sofia Quintero, founder of NomNom. You'll learn how to deal with massive amounts of customer feedback, get quantitative and qualitative results, document your insights, and apply them in your product development process.

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Sep 14, 2018
Episode 120: Web Design Equation with Sean Doran
00:42:42

Wouldn't it be great to have a logical approach to creative disciplines? Today we talk about "the web design equation" — a system similar to atomic design which uses mathematical principles. Our guest is Sean Doran, Head of Design at Wiretap. You'll learn how to think systematically about constants, variables, constraints, maximums, and minimums — concepts that we face daily in our design projects.

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Aug 31, 2018
Episode 119: Emotional Targeting with Talia Wolf
00:37:30

We want to be smart and rational, but emotions are the biggest drivers for every decision we make — both in B2B and B2C. Today our guest is the amazing Talia Wolf, a conversion optimization specialist, trainer, and speaker. You'll learn why people buy things, how to figure out the pains and emotions of your website visitors, and boost conversions using her famous "emotional targeting" method.

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Aug 17, 2018
Episode 118: Customer Top Tasks with Gerry McGovern
00:35:16

Before designing anything, how do you figure out what your users need in the first place? Today we're diving into Top Tasks Management framework developed by Gerry McGovern, a famous UI/UX expert and author of six books on customer experience. You'll learn why addressing the top tasks is a key to customer success, and how to define and manage them for your project.

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Aug 03, 2018
Episode 117: Best Practices for SaaS Pricing Pages with Rob Turlinckx
00:29:42

Deciding how much to charge for your SaaS is hard, but presenting these decisions on your pricing page is an art in itself. Today our guest is Rob Turlinckx, a digital product designer and co-founder of SaaS Resources. We talk about best design practices for SaaS pricing pages, how to communicate value, overcome objections, and optimize your pricing page for conversions.

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Jul 27, 2018
Episode 116: Segmenting Your Users with Val Geisler
00:32:58

Every user is unique, yet we need reliable ways to group them into segments — so that we can understand them better and personalize their experience. Today our guest again is the lovely Val Geisler, an email onboarding copywriter and strategist. You'll learn why segmentation is so important for SaaS companies, how to implement it, and how to target your segments via email and other channels.

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Jul 20, 2018
Episode 115: The Psychology of Addictive Products with Jeff Davidson
00:30:12

We should make products useful, no doubt. But what if we could also make them addictive — so that the customers keep coming back? Our guest today is Jeff Davidson, a solo product designer and writer. You'll learn key psychological principles behind popular apps, why making a product addictive should never be a goal by itself, and how to design product features that satisfy the user's seeking system.

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Jul 13, 2018
Episode 114: Product Demos Done Right with Aaron Krall
00:46:35

What makes a perfect product demo? How do you engage and convert a potential customer instead of boring them to death with a monotonous screenshare? Today our guest is Aaron Krall, a SaaS enterprise sales coach. You'll learn when SaaS demos are a good fit, how to organize and structure your call, and how to move the sale forward by making it all about the user.

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Jul 06, 2018
Episode 113: Designing Messaging Systems with Kostya Gorskiy
00:32:52

Chats and messengers represent a huge design challenge: there's always room for innovation, but the users are deeply attached to existing UX patterns (think of the latest Skype update). Our guest today is Kostya Gorskiy, Design Lead at Intercom. We talk about their recent messenger redesign, peculiarities of popular chat platforms, and how to design a messaging interface for your own product.

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Jun 29, 2018
Episode 112: Optimizing SaaS Trials with Alli Blum
00:41:04

Optimizing the trial-to-paid conversion rate is one the most effective ways to improve any SaaS business. Our guest today is Alli Blum, a SaaS onboarding optimization consultant. You'll learn how to define the user's path to success (and their common roadblocks), write onboarding emails based on research data, segment your users, and A/B test every step in your onboarding funnel.

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Jun 22, 2018
Episode 111: Effective Website Navigation with Els Aerts
00:44:22

We've been building websites for decades, yet each project imposes new challenges when it comes to navigation. Our guest today is Els Aerts — a famous usability expert, speaker, and co-founder of AGConsult. We talk about the core principles behind effective navigation, how to figure out what information deserves the spotlight, and how to avoid common pitfalls. You'll also learn how to deal with navigation challenges in different industries: government websites, ecommerce, and SaaS.

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Jun 15, 2018
Episode 110: What Makes an Awesome Product Strategy with Zack Naylor
00:38:25

What is a product strategy? More importantly, what makes a good one? Our guest today is Zack Naylor, co-founder and CEO at Aurelius. We talk about product strategy vs tactics, the objectives and key results framework, the elusive product-market fit, and customer research as the foundation for all of the above.

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Jun 08, 2018
Episode 109: Mastering Google Analytics with Jeff Sauer
00:40:58

According to research, 70–80% of all websites in the world have Google Analytics installed! However, only a fraction of them use it well. Our guest today is Jeff Sauer, founder and lead instructor of Jeffalytics. You'll learn why Google Analytics can be so frustrating, how to approach your data, what tools can help, and how to get yourself up to speed in the topic.

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Jun 01, 2018
Episode 108: How Startup Accelerators Work with Nina Stepanov
00:33:48

What do founders really get out of accelerators? What are the wins and the trade-offs? Our guest today is Nina Stepanov, Associate & Head of Platform at Acceleprise. You'll get familiar with the industry terms, learn how accelerators work, and how all parties can benefit from such collaboration.

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May 25, 2018
Episode 107: Growing Design Teams with Andy Vitale
00:39:31

How do you help a team of creative professionals achieve their best results? Our guest today is Andy Vitale, the director of user experience at Polaris Industries. You'll learn how to manage and grow an in-house design team, bring new members up to speed, and optimize the UX process.

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May 18, 2018
Episode 106: Designing Decentralized Apps with Matt Cyrankiewicz
00:32:02

What does the world of decentralized apps (dapps) hold for us? Our guest today is Matt Cyrankiewicz — a designer, creative director and founder at HOO KOO E KOO. Matt explains how dapps work, what makes them so challenging UX-wise, and shares his insights on the future of this exciting ecosystem.

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May 11, 2018
Episode 105: Website Personalization with Brennan Dunn
00:46:49

Custom sales copy will always outperform general copy — with very little effort on your side. That's the magic of personalization! Our guest today is Brennan Dunn, co-founder of RightMessage. Brennan talks about different ways of personalizing websites, shares his favorite case studies, and explains how to get started with small experiments.

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May 04, 2018
Episode 104: Qualifying Clients with Matt Inglot
00:52:58

Is that new project really worth your attention? Should you say "yes" to that new client? Freelancers and consultants face these challenges daily. Today our guest is Matt Inglot, the founder of Freelance Transformation and micro-agency owner. You'll learn how to identify your ideal client, qualify incoming leads, organize your client intake, and avoid common red flags.

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Apr 27, 2018
Episode 103: UX Personalization with Samuel Hulick
00:34:29

Surprisingly, most web applications offer the same "out of the box" experience to all users — skipping on the opportunity to delight them with custom details. Today we talk about UX personalization with our special guest Samuel Hulick, the ultimate guru of user onboarding and the creator of UserOnboard.com. You'll learn how to make web app experience more suitable for each individual user, and how to approach personas, use cases, situations, sample data, and much more.

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Apr 20, 2018
Episode 102: SaaS Email Onboarding with Val Geisler
00:53:45

We all receive plenty of "let's get started" emails when we sign up for new software. Some of them stand out, the rest don't even get read. What makes the difference? Our guest today is the amazing Val Geisler, an email onboarding copywriter and strategist. You'll learn what exactly you should be sending to your new users, how much is enough, what subject lines and CTAs work best, and much more.

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Apr 13, 2018
Episode 101: Designing Templates with Seth Coelen
00:42:36

Templates and frameworks are a whole separate design industry! Today our guest is Seth Coelen, the author of Bootsketch — a comprehensive library of Bootstrap components for Sketch. You'll learn the success story behind his product, and get tips for building (and selling) design resources on your own.

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Apr 06, 2018
Episode 100: Leveling Up with Patrick McKenzie
01:03:50

It's episode one hundred today — and we have a spectacular guest to celebrate! It's Patrick McKenzie, a SaaS thought leader who doesn't need an introduction. We talk about leveling up your business — starting with smaller products like books, and then progressing towards more complex ones. Patrick explains why products can make such positive influence on your life and business, shares stories and examples, and provides inspiration for those who are starting out.

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Apr 02, 2018
Episode 99: Running a Product Agnostic Team with Natalie Nagele
00:42:48

What comes first, the product or the team? Without any doubt, the team is #1 priority for Natalie Nagele, co-founder and CEO of Wildbit. We discuss their strategy around multiple SaaS products, how they became a product agnostic team, and how they juggle resources while staying focused and productive.

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Mar 16, 2018
Episode 98: Value-Based Design with Nick Disabato
00:49:02

How do you measure value in such abstract industry as design? Today we continue on the topic of value-based pricing with our guest Nick Disabato, a famous designer and writer. You'll learn how to identify and demonstrate the value of your UI/UX services, what exactly stands behind a high price tag, what KPIs to measure, and how to bring maximum business value to the table.

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Mar 09, 2018
Episode 97: How to Escape Hourly Billing with Jonathan Stark
00:48:29

Feeling trapped in hourly billing forever? Welcome to our two-part miniseries on value-based pricing. Our guest today is Jonathan Stark, a famous consultant and author of Hourly Billing Is Nuts. You'll learn why hourly billing is detrimental to your earnings and to your productivity, how to transition to value-based pricing, and how to conduct all the hard conversations with your clients.

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Mar 02, 2018
Episode 96: Building a Global Customer Base with Ed Freyfogle
00:42:10

Thanks to technology, the whole world is at your fingertips. But how exactly do you approach customers from other countries? Our guest today is Ed Freyfogle, co-founder of OpenCage Geocoder. You'll learn how to sell SaaS products internationally, build trust, engage with local communities, and handle details like pricing and billing.

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This episode is brought to you by Your Productized Consulting Guide. Want to get started with productized consulting? This book will teach you step-by-step how to craft your offer, overcome client objections, write your sales page, and strategically plan your services line. To get you copy, head over to uibreakfast.com/productized and use your special promocode PODCAST20 on checkout to get 20% off any book package.

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Feb 24, 2018
Episode 95: Overcoming Emotional Founder Challenges with Sherry Walling
00:36:42

Being a founder is a tough, lonely job. How do you stay sane (and happy) on this journey? Our special guest today is Sherry Walling — a clinical psychologist, founder of ZenFounder, podcaster, and author. We discuss how founders can overcome their emotional challenges, how to make sure that your family is on your side, and how to maintain physical and emotional health.

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This episode is brought to you by Userlist.io — a new tool for sending event-based email to your SaaS users. Overwhelmed with existing automation tools? Try this simple solution for converting free trials, user onboarding, and promoting specific features in your web application. To learn more, join the waiting list at userlist.io.

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Feb 16, 2018
Episode 94: Optimizing Processes in a UX Team with Kurt Schmidt
00:43:36

UI Breakfast Podcast. Episode 94: Optimizing Processes in a UX Team with Kurt Schmidt

Building a product is never a simple linear process, not to mention processes in large UX teams. Our guest today is Kurt Shmidt, the president of Foundry and host of The Schmidt List podcast. You'll learn what makes a good design team, what tools and methods are available, how to distribute tasks and make smooth transitions between different project stages.

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This episode is brought to you by Balsamiq — a low-fidelity wireframing tool. Basically it’s like sketching on a whiteboard, but on the computer. The idea is to get the structure of your user interface down before you start coding or sweating the details in Sketch. Try their new web app Balsamiq Cloud free for 30 days at balsamiq.cloud.

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Feb 09, 2018
Episode 93: Copying vs Stealing with Ferdinand Vogler
00:41:24

Everything has been done before. But where is that fine line between getting inspiration, copying, and downright stealing? Our guest today is Ferdinand Vogler, a product designer who specializes in digital experiences. We discuss the ethical side of repurposing design ideas, how copying can help designers master their craft, and why you shouldn't be afraid of repeating yourself in your own work.

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This episode is brought to you by Balsamiq. They just came up with a new web app called Balsamiq Cloud. It's the best tool for fast, approachable, collaborative wireframing. You can capture ideas, collaborate on designs, and get everyone on board. Check it out for yourself — try it free for 30 days at balsamiq.cloud

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Feb 02, 2018
Episode 92: Behind the Scenes of Userlist.io Research with Claire Suellentrop
00:58:29

This is a special behind-the-scenes episode with Claire Suellentrop, one of my co-founders for Userlist.io (alongside Benedikt Deicke). We share our co-founder story, product strategy, and the initial research process. You'll learn how to do a brand sprint exercise, how to run customer interviews, and how to transform your data into product insights.

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This episode is brought to you by Your Productized Consulting Guide. Want to get started with productized consulting? This book will teach you step-by-step how to craft your offer, overcome client objections, write your sales page, and strategically plan your services line. To get you copy, head over to uibreakfast.com/productized and use your special promocode PODCAST20 on checkout to get 20% off any book package.

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Jan 26, 2018
Episode 91: Meaningful Motion in UX with Adrian Zumbrunnen
00:38:27

Meaningful motion can make a huge difference in your product, yet it's so often overlooked! Our guest today is Adrian Zumbrunnen, a designer and engineer at Google. We discuss how to approach motion strategically, who's responsible for the implementation, how to document transitions when you hand off your work, and how to "breathe life" into an existing web app.

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